Active Protection Systems Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Active Protection Systems market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Active Protection Systems size report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry size analysis as a free report PDF download.

Market Size of Active Protection Systems Industry

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Active Protection Systems Market Summary
Study Period 2019-2029
Market Size (2024) USD 4.23 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 5.67 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 6.06 %
Fastest Growing Market North America
Largest Market North America

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Active Protection Systems Market Analysis

The Active Protection Systems Market size is estimated at USD 4.23 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 5.67 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6.06% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Growing instances of asymmetric warfare and the emphasis on developing advanced warfare systems are the main drivers of the market. The emphasis on increasing the autonomy of the weapon systems has given rise to unmanned weapon technologies such as RWS and CIWS that can effectively neutralize a target without human intervention. The new variants of APS feature advanced optronic that renders them exceptionally suitable for urban warfare and thus reduce the casualties during a war.

The increasing sophistication of missile systems and other anti-tank threats has heightened the demand for active protection systems. These technologies offer a proactive defense layer, countering emerging threats and significantly increasing the survivability of military platforms. Ongoing advancements in sensor technologies, artificial intelligence, and rapid response mechanisms have propelled the evolution of APS. Enhanced sensors enable quicker threat detection, while AI-driven algorithms optimize response times, making these systems highly effective in dynamic and complex combat scenarios.

During the last decade, many countries have developed and fielded their autonomous weapon systems to bolster their military capabilities and to strengthen their troops in several conflicts around the world. The proliferation of innovations in the field of sensor technologies, weapon firing systems, and other auxiliary systems are aimed at enhancing the accuracy and performance capabilities of the current generation of active protection systems. Technological advancements remain a driving force across all segments of the APS market. Continuous innovation in sensor technologies, artificial intelligence algorithms, and response mechanisms enhances the overall effectiveness of APS solutions.

However, the market is marred by frequent installation and operational challenges associated with autonomous weapon systems, such as the inherent vulnerability to magnetic fields, radio signals, and other electronic attacks. The design and operational issues regarding the use of automated weaponry such as remote weapon stations (RWS) and CIWS may challenge the industry in the short term.

Active Protection Systems Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)